August StreetFest in downtown tonight

August StreetFest in downtown tonight

Downtown Franklin will come alive after hours this evening with second StreetFest on Main of the year. The event, going on from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight is joint effort of Venture Local Franklin and downtown merchants. We spoke with Matt Bateman with Venture Local Franklin and he says to expect lots of live music…

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Local 4-H’er heads to Raleigh to talk youth issues

Youth from all across North Carolina will be in Raleigh this weekend for the annual Youth Summit as part of the North Carolina Association of County’s Commissioner’s Conference. The conference is a partnership of the Association of Commissioners, NC State and the 4-H Youth Development Council. Over the past two years, teens ages 14-19 have…

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Chamber announces BBQ fest winners

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce says last weekend’s Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show proved to be a tremendous success and a great time for all. “We were overwhelmed with the turnout, especially on Saturday. We appreciate all the local folks who came to support the event, “ said Cindy Cavendar with the Franklin…

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Guilty plea made in S.C. assault case involving Franklin man

(by Dick Mangrum, WGOG-FM) The first of a half dozen men arrested in a South Carolina restaurant parking lot crime involving a Franklin man earlier this year has seen his case resolved in the court of General Sessions. A plea of guilt to a reduced charge of assault and battery netted Montrez O’brian Jones a…

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Grant requests stack up for Franklin tourism board

Grant requests stack up for Franklin tourism board

At their regular August meeting, $4,000 in grant funding was approved by the Franklin Tourism Development Authority. The tourism board approved $3,500 for the Franklin Main Street Program to help fund the Christmas Tree Lighting Events and Winter Wonderland. Main Street will also get four billboards to promote their events. The Nantahala Hiking Club also…

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Franklin community responding well to blood need, says Red Cross

After issuing an urgent plea for blood donations earlier the summer, the American Red Cross Carolina Blood Services Region says response was great here in the mountains, but the supply still remains low.   “We had a really great response, especially in the Franklin area. We had a lot of people come out and support…

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